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Can I trigger a 2.5mm shutter release port using the audio out jack on a PC?

Since the other answers suggesting using an interface such as triggertrap don't address the specific question to your satisfaction: No, this is very, very unlikely to work. Despite the plugs being ...
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Can I trigger a 2.5mm shutter release port using the audio out jack on a PC?

Yes, you can but you need an opto-isolator I've built a few cable releases for Canons, from a simple pushbutton to a USB (via a USB-RS232 dongle) trigger, to one triggered off a burglar alarm PIR ...
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Why does my shutter makes two sounds?

Make sure you don't have live view on. Live view is a camera mode where you are able to view the camera's current POV much like the eyepiece, except that you are able to simulate your exposure ...
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Why does my shutter makes two sounds?

It sounds like you might have the two-second timer enabled. When you press the shutter button the mirror moves up. Then two seconds later the camera takes the picture. This is a useful feature when ...
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Why does my shutter makes two sounds?

It always make two sound (four, to be precise). The first (pair) one is a mirror hitting upper limit (and shutter opening) to free the path to the sensor and the second (pair) one is the mirror ...
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Will holding down a DSLR's built-in flash damage the pop-up mechanism?

This will vary from one camera maker to the next, and perhaps from different camera models within the same brand.¹ Built-in popup flashes are, for the most part, spring loaded. There is always ...
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How can I enable shutter release without a lens on a Canon EOS M3?

You should be able to do it. Open the menu and go to the C.Fn tab. Look for "Release shutter w/o lens" and set it to "Enable". Detailed in the manual on page 186.
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Can I use bulb mode for long exposures without having to hold down the shutter button?

You don't need to buy a wireless remote — you can buy a wired remote. For just a trigger button with a lock (to hold the button down), you can find 3rd party wired shutter releases for under $10 US, ...
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Can I use bulb mode for long exposures without having to hold down the shutter button?

You can, for very little money, build your own wired remote control, eg. by following these instructions, or any others that a google search for "canon diy remote" brings up. This remote has a ...
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What are the downsides of the Olympus Anti-shock Shutter Release (electronic front curtain shutter) on the M10 Mark ii?

Electronic front curtain is different from an electronic shutter. An electronic front curtain simply de-energizes the entire sensor and then it turns on to start the image recording. The image ...
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Is there any benefit to using the volume shutter on an iPhone?

You can get a more stable picture with the volume button as you can continue to hold the phone with two hands while taking the photo. Cheap selfie sticks can activate the physical button but not the ...
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How does the position of my camera affect how the shutter performs?

The focal plane shutter consists of a spring loaded curtain. To operate, you wind a spring that is similar to the type of spring associated with wind-up clocks. When setting the shutter speed, you are ...
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Can I use bulb mode for long exposures without having to hold down the shutter button?

Yea... you can check out ebay or any local shop that sells camera equipment. You get wired remotes with a display screen that lets u take extremely long exposures (ranging from few seconds to 99 hours)...
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Is there a cable release that is compatible with both the 40D and the 70D?

The 40D cable remote uses what Canon calls the N3 connector, whereas the 70D uses the E3 connector. The E3 connector is just Canon's name for the subminiature 3/32" (2.5mm) 3-conductor TRS audio ...
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Can we disable the shutter button halfway pressing autofocus on A6500?

Set those parameters in menu: Pre-AF: Off* AF w/ shutter: Off* And do not rely only on touch screen. Maybe set back button focus is wise
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How do I use a Godox X1T to remotely release the shutter and trigger an AD200?

No, this setup won't work. You're close, but not quite right. The X1T is not a receiver (hence, the "T" suffix) or transceiver — it is a transmitter only. So one X1T cannot trigger another X1T. You ...
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Assistance with shutter release button on D300

One possibility is you have activated mirror lock-up function. Some of the camera operate on this way: On first press of shutter button the mirror lock up. On the second press of shutter button the ...
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Why is my dSLR sometimes not letting me take a photo?

Are you getting focus lock? Some cameras won't allow you to take a shot if focus isn't locked. This can happen if the subject is too close, it's moving, or trying to focus on an area lacking contrast. ...
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Pentax MX Bulb Setting, what cable do I need?

Your Pentax MX is an analog camera. It was designed and built in a time when all photography was analog. The only analog electronics in your Pentax MX is the light meter and associated battery. ...
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Why does my camera only shoot in MF mode?

If your 1200D is in full Auto or P mode, the chances are that your camera/lens combination simply cannot achieve autofocus lock. The most likely possibility is that you're inside the minimum focus ...
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Canon EOS 400D - Shutter Release Lock Override

For most users, the vast majority of the time the issue is focus confirmation. Turning autofocus off by sliding the AF/M switch on the lens from AF to M will allow the shutter to release without AF ...
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Remote shutter release for Sony A7rii

The Sony website lists a few non-app-based remote release options for the α7R II, namely the RMT-DSLR2 Wireless Remote Commander, the RM-VPR1 Remote Control with Multi-Terminal Cable, and the RM-SPR1 ...
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Long Image processing time after shutter is closed

This is caused by the camera performing a so-called "long exposure noise reduction", which means that after the exposure a dark frame exposure of the same duration is made and then the two images are ...
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Is there a cable release that is compatible with both the 40D and the 70D?

They're physically different. The 70D is the audio-jack style connector, while the 40D has the square, stubby connector (see, I know my technical words!) This is the 70D connector. This is the 40D ...
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What is the shutter release delay for a 5D Mark III?

Shutter delay, more commonly known as 'Shutter Lag' is approx 0.14s on the EOS 5D Mark III, Canon claims that dependent on camera settings the lag time can be reduced to around 59ms Full article ...
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My Nikon D50 refuses to take pictures after I disabled auto focus

So I took a look into the user manual for your D50 (Which you should have a look into!) http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/products/217/D50.html I'm unsure as to why your camera is acting the ...
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Compatibility of modern shutter release cable with vintage Kodak No 1

So it turns out yes, a modern mechanical shutter release cable is compatible with the No 1 Pocket Kodak. I bought a 40cm "hähnel" cable from a local camera store in London and it fits. The new cable ...
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Error:"Press Shutter Release Button Again" on Nikon D5300

If it works fine with the 200-500mm, then the problem is either: with the 18-140mm lens. Or, with the combination of the interaction between your particular camera and your 18-140mm lens. The way to ...
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Manual and Shutter Priority Mode Problem

You probably are not using the correct exposure. In manual, it's entirely up to you to choose the exposure (unless auto-ISO is in use, and it can only help until ISO 100 or so). If the camera cannot ...
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Weird problem with Canon AE-1, the shutter curtain goes up after advancing the lever

Based on viewing the slow motion video you posted: Something is causing the first shutter curtain to reopen as the film winding lever reaches the end of its travel. This is a malfunction that should ...
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